Magdalena Pilko (born in Austria, 1979) studied photography in Vienna and The Hague. In her projects, she often emphasizes the ephemeral character of the moment and its relation to the photographic medium, her work being an exercise in attention and close observation. In 2013, inclined to further deepen her interest in photographic materials, she took up conservation studies at the UvA in Amsterdam at which she is currently following the master in photo conservation.



BA Photography, Koniklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag
Photography, University of applied Arts, Vienna
MA teacher for Art & Philosophy, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

Grants, residencies

2014   Paris Residency, Cité des Arts International, Paris, bmukk Vienna
2010   Startstipendium, fonds bkvb, Amsterdam
Stroom Invest Grant, Den Haag
2009   Hotel pupik, artist in residence, Schrattenberg
2008   First prize of Steenbergen Grant
Rome Residency, Studio Austria in Rome, bmukk

Selected exhibitions

2015   Kijk, Kassel
Plattform '15, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
2014   Unfair Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2013   JCA DE KOK centre for contemporary art,
Samengevat, Den Haag
2012   Stroom, Return on Invest, Den Haag
2011   Nest, Tangible Time, Den Haag
2010   Walden Affairs, Modulations of Time (DUO), Den Haag
Le Garage, Arles, Frankrijk
Walden Affairs at One
Quickscan NL, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
2009   Stadtmuseum Graz, Raumfahrten (SOLO), Oostenrijk
Hotel pupik, p2, Schrattenberg, Oostenrijk
PhotoEspana, Pages, Spanje 
2008   DesignEx, Hong Kong
Talent 08, Designhuis, Eindhoven
Summer Madness, VIDE Gallerie, Den Haag
Steenbergen, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam